Recommended Menu Structure and Pages for Congregational Websites
Recommended Menu Structure and Pages for Congregational Websites
Communication, Websites

Along with the UUA WordPress Theme, the UUA Outreach Team developed a recommended structure for the site’s content, its “information architecture.” Through a series of user tests with Optimal Workshop’s Treejack tool, we organized the content of the site into sections and subsections that are easier to use than what congregations typically use. Experienced UUs and non-UUs alike found this menu structure intuitive and helpful in finding what they needed.

If you download the demo menu and content, you may be able to cut and paste much of your current website content onto pages in this menu. You may also need to write some new pages for your site.

The structure of the menu can be customized. For example, you can change the page names and number of pages under “learning” to reflect the way your religious education program is organized. You can also rename pages to fit your staffing and programs, such as “Caring Team” rather than “Caring Committee.” Refrain from using page names and menu items that only insiders will understand. (For example, if your small group ministry is called Chalice Connections, go with a more descriptive name like “Small Groups.”)

Please consult the page-by-page guidance for ideas about what to say and show on each page. It can also help you improve your usability even further, with tips like “Make sure this page about X has a link to your page about Y, because 30% of users in our tests looked on page X for information about Y.”

Home    
  ABOUT SECTION  
  About Us  
  Our Mission and Vision  
  Our Beliefs  
    About Unitarian Universalism
    UU Principles & Sources
    Kids Principles
    Our Symbol: The Flaming Chalice
  Our Stories  
    Member Testimonials
    Congregational History
  Our Minister and Staff  
    subpages for individual ministers/staff
  Our Elected Leaders  
  Our Governance  
  An LGBTQ-Welcoming Congregation  
  A Green Sanctuary  
  Location & Accessibility  
    Accessibility
    Rentals
  Contact  
  NEWS SECTION  
  Congregation News  
  Events  
  Submit an Event  
  Newsletter  
  WORSHIP SECTION  
  About Worship  
  Upcoming Worship Services  
  What to Expect in Worship  
  Past Worship Services  
  Holidays and Traditions  
  Music and Choir  
  Child Dedications
  Weddings  
  Memorial Services and Funerals
  LEARNING SECTION  
  Learning Overview  
  Nursery-Preschool  
  Elementary School  
  Middle School  
  High School  
  Younger Adults  
  Adults  
  Older Adults  
  Multigenerational  
  Families  
  JUSTICE SECTION  
  Justice Overview  
  Social Justice  
  Green Action  
  Service Projects  
  CONNECTION SECTION  
  Connection Overview  
  Visiting Us  
  Small Group Ministry  
  Affinity Groups  
  Pastoral Care  
  Caring Committee  
  Become a member  
  Volunteer  
  Donate  

For more information contact outreach@uua.org.

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